Foreword (October 2023)
By John Thisgaard, Jenny Awad (FoodLegal Bulletin Co-Editors) and Joe
Lederman (FoodLegal Chairperson and Co-Editor)
Welcome to the October 2023 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!
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2. FoodLegal Events
Food Labelling 101 Full
Day Workshop – Thursday 19 October 2023
Tickets are still available for our popular full day Food Labelling 101 workshop.
You can register to attend in person at the venue (Melbourne CBD,
catering provided) or online. In-person numbers are limited.
We will dive into the fundamentals of food labelling and how to ensure
your food product is compliant for import or sale in Australia and New Zealand.
We will help you answer questions such as:
What information MUST
appear on your food label?
How do you write an
What is the difference
between food additives and processing aids?
When can pictures or
brand names get you into trouble?
How should allergens
be declared on a label?
Labelling 101 here.
Trending Claims – Wednesday 15 November 2023
This online interactive FoodLegal workshop
will empower you to assess the regulatory risk of the latest emerging and
We will explore the latest Court precedents
and regulatory enforcement actions that impact trending food product claims (on
pack and on other advertising like social media) including ‘Sustainable’,
‘Plant-based’, ‘All Natural’ and many more!
Trending Claims here.
this October 2023 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin
In this FoodLegal Bulletin, our FREE article “Current developments in food law and policy in Australia and internationally” updates the latest in regulatory developments and news.
In our FREE article “Proposed ‘Biosecurity Protection Levy’ to be imposed on Australian farmers and other primary producers”, we explore the likely impacts, and question whether farmers actually
are the persons deriving all the so-called additional benefits that the Federal
Government asserts are derived from the programs to be funded by the levy.
In “Implications for fruit juice and other food products making 'no added sugar' claims, proposed changes to Food Standards Code” we address the proposed update to the definition of ‘added sugar’ and
additional requirements for ‘no added sugar’ claims.
In “Novel Foods: When can using a new production technique cause an
ingredient to be a novel food?", we explore examples of where a production technique can result in an
ingredient being a novel food, and some of the relevant factors that businesses
In "How can businesses avoid penalties under the new Unfair contract terms ACL law?”, we review the law
of unfair contract terms and outline the key issues businesses should be aware
of in the context of new unfair contract penalties and offences.
We hope you enjoy this October 2023 edition of FoodLegal Bulletin!
John Thisgaard, Jenny Awad and Joe
This is general information rather than legal advice and is current as of
10 Oct 2023. We therefore recommend you seek legal advice for your particular
circumstances if you want to rely on advice or information to be a basis for any commercial
decision-making by you or your business.